April 6, 2011
Mad About Uzbek
Textiles from Uzbekistan are still one of the hottest trends and I confess that yes, I’m a dedicated follower. I like to think I’m immune to trendy “of the moment” fads, but I’m feeling this one big time! You don’t have to look far for Ikat designs these days, but what are they and how do you pronounce it?
Ikat designs sometimes resemble tie dye fabrics you may be more familiar with. The difference is that tie dye is achieved by tying off sections of fabric and dipping them; and with Ikat the weaving threads are actually dipped and dyed BEFORE the textile is woven on the loom…there are more complex double Ikat methods that give me a headache to think about so let’s just say….. they’re real purdy!
The pronunciation is “Eee-Kat”
Pillows are the easiest way to bring these deigns into your space, although you could go whole hog with wallpaper or carpet if you’re REALLY into it.
Look how Ikat transitions beautifully from a contemporary eclectic style by Eric Cohler…
To a very Traditional room by Daniel Sachs….
To a rustic mountain cabin design scheme.
Put a little Ikat in your life peeps. The designs are of the moment, but I assure you they are also timeless.
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